Is there a help document on how to bring BING maps into Bentley Map SS4?
I've added a Video showing the step from generating the Bing Maps Key to creating the Workspace variable and attaching Bing Map using Raster Manager.
With Bing Map terms and conditions, are corporate users allowed to freely print and distribute Bing Map content in drawings?
Is it possible (within terms and conditions) to use one key for all corporate MicroStation users instead of each MicroStation user to create their own Bing Map account?
According to Microsoft, this is an individual key. Here are some additional details from the MicroStation Community: Bing Maps in MicroStation
MicroStation CONNECT edition Update 7 includes the capability to use Bing Maps as a Background. Provided that the DGN File includes an active Geographic Coordinate System, Raster Manager is not required. However, the capability to attach Bing Maps in Raster manager is still supported, but you no longer need to use the Bing Maps Key.
The Bentley Map CONNECT edition will also include this capability.
Can you clarify a few things about Bing Maps content for me? I've tried using Bing Maps in CONNECT U7 and it does indeed work without a Key. I also tried in MicroStation SS3 (with no key) and I don't see an option to use Bing Maps. This is because I have not created a Bing Map Key - correct? Also, you state there were negotiations with MicroSoft about "freely" providing Bing Map content in MicroStation. My organization has a Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement that does NOT currently include Bing Maps. Are you saying that Bing Maps content can be used by me in MicroStation "legally" without an agreement between my company and Microsoft (subject to your agreement with MicroSoft)? Where can I get more information regarding your agreement with MicroSoft so I can provide details to my organization if they request further information?
Bing Maps was first introduced into MicroStation in V8i (SELECTseries 3) version 08.11.09.608 Update 2, in June, 2014. If your (SELECTseries 3) version is older than that, the technology will not be included, and you won't see the Bing Maps menu item in Raster Manager. So if this is the case, it won't matter if you've created a Key and included it in the Variable or not.
Your MicroStation license includes the use of Bing Maps, provided that you agreed to the terms in the MicroStation EULA. You do not need an additional agreement with Microsoft in order to use Bing Maps in MicroStation. I would defer to MicroStation Product Management for specific answers to questions included in those contract negotiations. Contact your Bentley Account Manager for more information in that regard.
If you are using Bing Maps outside of MicroStation, then these comments would not apply.
Mathieu St-Pierre has some additional comments regarding using Bing Maps in the CONNECT edition on this Forum post.
I just cannot get Bing Map to load from View Attributes. Nothing happens. I have a coordinate system in the file and it works fine if I use Raster Manager to attach the Bing Maps.
I'm running CE Update 7.
Owner consultant at Surell Consulting AB
We've been looking at a similar issue today Krister. Can you attach the file, or open a Service Request to help troubleshoot the problem?
I've been able to get Bing Maps to work (CONNECT U7) via Raster Manager, but not View Attributes. As we implement severe firewall restrictions (CONNECTION Client wouldn't even work), I've been working with our IT security folks to determine where the issues are. We *did* finally enable CONNECTION Client to function, and we began on working on the View Attributes issue, but then the holidays and other work have redirected my efforts. I had just "assumed" there were additional port issues with the View Attributes and it isn't a high enough priority at the time to warrant additional work. Interesting that it *may* not be an issue on our firewall but rather an issue with the application...
Bruce & Krister,
Were you successful displaying Bing Maps as a MicroStation Background?
Bing Map Background Requirements:
Have not pursued it further. Just tried again (View Attributes) and does not work. I AM logged into CONNECT Services and DO have a GCS active and did set the background to both street and aerial. No success.
Still no success for me. I will give it a try with CE 8 and get back.